Cover image for Pluto: A Wonder Story [electronic resource] :
Title:
Pluto: A Wonder Story [electronic resource] :
Author:
Palacio, R. J..
Description:
-- New York Times   Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good—like Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together.  Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books,
Date:
2015
Digital Format:
cloudLibrary EPUB
Language:
English

Summary

Summary

WONDER IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder-- the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement -- and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Last year readers were given a special look at another side of his story with The Julian Chapter , and now they'll get a peek at Auggie's life before Beecher Prep, with an exclusive new short story told entirely from the point of view of Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend.

Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good--like Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.


Author Notes

R. J. Palacio is a graphic designer and book jacket designer. She is the author of Wonder, 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts, and Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Auggie and Chris's mothers planted the seeds of their friendship even before they were born, and the two boys have been close their entire lives. Chris is used to Auggie's myriad health issues and odd appearance. But as their worlds begin to expand and include more people, both boys experience difficulty adjusting to new social groups and it proves especially challenging to make new friends who accept people who are different. The narrative bounces between the present day, when Chris is in the fourth grade and in the midst of both a family and school crisis, and the past, when stories of Chris and Auggie growing up help readers understand their intense friendship. The narration by Scott Merriman is gentle yet evocative. Fans of Palacio's previous work will adore this new story, yet it can stand alone if readers have not yet been introduced to the saga of Auggie and his friends. VERDICT As it does such an effective job of addressing social issues such as friendship and bullying, this audiobook is a recommended purchase for any library serving elementary-age students.-Tara Hixon, Piedmont High School, OK © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.